Any Advice For Young People Considering An Ag Career?

Like many Agweek readers, I’m often amazed by the technological advancements in modern agriculture. They never end, and often seem to be building on themselves.

But even more amazing, at least to me, is the incredible — and I don’t use the word lightly — job opportunities that modern ag offers to college ag students. Like many Agweek readers, I grew up when the job outlook in ag was dismal, so today’s situation seems almost surreal to me.

I recently wrote here about the job market for college ag students. And I’m planning a column for the May 8 issue of Agweek on the same topic.

Now, here’s my question for experienced aggies: What advice/warnings/suggestions would you give young people who are considering an ag career?